Tag: eminent domain/condemnation

“Little Pink House” author & Kelo featured on Hannity

Posted on Jan 30, 2009 in News & Events

Author Jeff Benedict and Suzette Kelo appeared on the Fox News “Hannity” show Wednesday night to discuss Benedict’s recently released book, “Little Pink House,” and the state of affairs in New London’s Fort Trumbull neighborhood since the infamous Supreme Court Kelo decision in 2005.

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Eminent Domain Dispute Between New Jersey Towns; Property Owner Caught in the Middle

Posted on Jan 21, 2009 in News & Events

Eminent domain dispute divides neighboring towns
By DAVID PORTER | Associated Press Writer January 19, 2009

FAIRVIEW, N.J. – Bridget Tapkas is by no means the only New Jersey property owner to fight government efforts to acquire land under the state’s eminent domain laws.

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WisDOT pushes for new law to cap legal fees for eminent domain takings

Posted on Jan 15, 2009 in News & Events

DOT wants to cap legal fees for takings

by Dustin Block
Dolan Media Newswire
January 14, 2009

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants to make it more difficult for property owners to contest the price the state agency offers when it acquires their land for public construction projects.

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Eminent Domain: The One Thing They Agree On

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 in News & Events

The Owners’ Counsel of America was honored with the opportunity to present the Crystal Eagle Award to Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 for their dedication to the protection of private property rights and for exposing the many eminent domain abuses of our government. OCA Members Alan Ackerman (MI), Michael Rikon (NY), and Edward McKirdy (NJ) accompanied by Anthony Della Pelle (NJ), presented each gentleman with a Crystal Eagle statue engraved with an inscription recognizing each for his contributions to the protection of private property rights.

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OCA Honors Hannity & Colmes for Contributions in Protecting Property Rights

Posted on Jan 5, 2009 in News & Events

On Tuesday, January 6, the Owners’ Counsel of America will present the Crystal Eagle Award to Sean Hannity & Alan Colmes, of Fox News “Hannity & Colmes,” in recognition of their contributions to protecting and promoting private property rights and exposing eminent domain abuse.

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Texas Developer Files Lawsuits To Bulldoze Freedom of the Press

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 in News & Events

Yesterday, the Institute for Justice released the following press release regarding the recent lawsuit filed by Dallas, Texas Developer H. Walker Royall against author Carla Main, Professor Richard Epstein and Ms. Main’s publisher, Encounter Books, regarding Ms. Main’s book: Bulldozed: “Kelo,” Eminent Domain, and the American Lust for Land. The book can be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594031932/

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Nevada Responds to Kelo with PISTOL

Posted on Dec 4, 2008 in News & Events

Thanks to Alan Ackerman for bringing to our attention on his blog the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial below commenting on the successful ballot initiative proposed by Owners’ Counsel of America Member, Kermitt L. Waters, Las Vegas, Nevada. Kermitt L. Waters and the attorneys at The Law Offices of Kermitt L. Waters have a combined 70 years experience defending Nevada landowners against eminent domain.

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Michigan eminent domain case ends with Road Commission owning property

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 in News & Events

The following article appeared in The Detroit News on Friday, September 12, 2008. The article does not mention that the initial offer made by the Road Commission to Mr. Awdish was $7,000. Disclosure: The property and business owner, Frank Awdish, is represented by OCA attorney, Alan Ackerman, Ackerman, Ackerman & Dynkowski, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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Victory for Music Row Entrepreneur Joy Ford

Posted on Oct 2, 2008 in News & Events

October 1, 2008 – The Institute for Justice released the following story about the eminent domain battle over private property in Nashville’s Music Row.

Victory for Music Row Entrepreneur Joy Ford
In Nashville Eminent Domain Dispute
Ford Keeps Her Building & Gets More Land,
Conflict Settled through Private Negotiation, Not Government Force

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The Perils of Prior Appraisal

Posted on Sep 24, 2008 in News & Events

This article appeared in the ABA’s Probate & Property Magazine, May/June 2008 and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.

The Perils of Prior Appraisal
By Michael Rikon, Esq.

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